Juniper Session Smart SD-WAN

  • Duration: 4 Days (32 Hours)
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Juniper Session Smart SD-WAN Training Course Overview

In this comprehensive four-day course, network engineers and architects will gain valuable insights into configuring and managing Juniper Session Smart Routers, enhancing their proficiency in SD-WAN deployment. Covering key aspects such as product introduction, data models, and the PCLI and GUI interfaces, participants will learn to deploy and configure Session Smart Routers effectively. The course emphasizes hands-on experience, guiding students through building multiple paths between Session Smart Routers and a Session Smart Conductor. Additionally, students will explore monitoring and maintenance tools within Session Smart Conductors and routers for optimal SD-WAN management.

Intended Audience For Juniper Session Smart SD-WAN Training

  • Network Engineers
  • Network Architects
  • IT Managers
  • SD-WAN Administrators
  • System Integrators
  • Those Responsible for Network Deployment and Configuration
  • IT Professionals Managing WAN Infrastructure
  • Network Operations Staff
  • IT Professionals Implementing SD-WAN Solutions
  • Those Involved in WAN Design and Optimization

Learning objectives for the Juniper Session Smart SD-WAN training course

  • Install a Session Smart Router and Session Smart Conductor.
  • Access Session Smart Routers with both the PCLI and the GUI.
  • Describe how traffic flows through a Session Smart Router.
  • Use the PCLI and GUI to operate and maintain their Session Smart Routers.
  • Route traffic to a data center using Session Smart Routers.
  • Configure an HA pair of Session Smart Routers.
  • Configure Session Smart Router to interoperate with BGP Peers.
  • Explain how the Session Smart Router can perform traffic engineering.
  • List the useful commands and tools to troubleshoot Session Smart Routers.
  • Describe resources to find more information on APIs.
  • Describe the benefits of WAN Assurance.

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Benefits of taking the Juniper Session Smart SD-WAN training

  • Comprehensive SD-WAN Understanding: Acquire a thorough understanding of Session Smart SD-WAN, gaining insights into its architecture, components, and the operational aspects of managing SD-WAN networks.
  • Effective Configuration and Management: Learn to configure and manage Session Smart Routers and Conductors, essential components of Juniper’s SD-WAN solution. Develop proficiency in deploying, configuring, and maintaining SD-WAN infrastructure.
  • Product and Data Model Mastery: Gain mastery over the product and data models associated with Session Smart SD-WAN, enabling you to navigate and understand the intricacies of SD-WAN data representation.
  • Introduction to PCLI and GUI: Familiarize yourself with the PCLI (Paragon Command-Line Interface) and GUI (Graphical User Interface) tools. Understand how to use these interfaces for efficient and user-friendly SD-WAN configuration and monitoring.
  • Path Building and Optimization: Learn to build multiple paths between Session Smart Routers using Session Smart Conductors. Understand the principles of path optimization and redundancy to enhance network efficiency and reliability.
  • Monitoring and Maintenance Tools: Explore the tools available for monitoring and maintaining SD-WAN deployments, including troubleshooting utilities, network visualization, and performance monitoring features.
  • Hands-On Deployment Scenarios: Engage in hands-on labs and practical exercises that simulate real-world deployment scenarios. Apply your knowledge to configure SD-WAN networks, troubleshoot issues, and optimize network paths.
  • Operational Efficiency: Learn techniques to improve operational efficiency in SD-WAN environments. Understand how to use tools within Session Smart Conductors and routers for effective management and monitoring.
  • Network Visualization: Explore visualization tools that provide insights into the status and performance of SD-WAN networks. Enhance your ability to interpret visual data for efficient decision-making.
  • Scalability and Growth Considerations: Understand the scalability features of Session Smart SD-WAN, preparing you to accommodate network growth and evolving business requirements effectively.
  • Vendor-Neutral Skills: Gain skills that are not tied to a specific vendor, allowing you to adapt your knowledge to various SD-WAN solutions and remain versatile in your networking career.
  • Adaptive Networking: Acquire skills to adapt and optimize SD-WAN configurations based on changing network conditions, ensuring that your SD-WAN infrastructure aligns with dynamic business needs.
  • SD-WAN Troubleshooting Techniques: Develop proficiency in troubleshooting SD-WAN issues. Learn to identify and resolve common problems, ensuring the stability and reliability of SD-WAN deployments.
  • Market Relevance: Stay relevant in the networking industry by mastering the principles and practices of Session Smart SD-WAN, an increasingly popular and transformative technology in the networking landscape.
  • Certification and Career Advancement: Obtain a certification in Juniper Session Smart SD-WAN, showcasing your expertise and opening doors to career advancement opportunities in the field of SD-WAN networking.

Juniper Session Smart SD-WAN Training Course Modules

Module 1 : Course Introduction

Module 2: Intro to Session Smart Routing

  • Overview of Session Smart Routing.
  • Review of the Session Smart Routing Data Model.

Module 3: Intro to the PCLI

  • Navigating the Session Smart Router with the PCLI.
  • Lab 1: Introduction to the PCLI.

Module 4: Intro to the GUI

  • Navigating the Session Smart Router with the GUI.
  • Lab 2: Introduction to the GUI.

Module 5: Backups

  • Types of Configurations (Candidate vs. Running).
  • Validate and Commit.
  • Exporting and Importing configurations.
  • Lab 3: Configuration Backup and Restore.

Module 6: Conductor

  • Introduction to the Conductor.
  • Installing Conductor using the Session Smart Routing installer.
  • Authority, Services, and Tenants.
  • Lab 4: Conductor.

Module 7: Data Center Router

  • Deploying a data center router using Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP).
  • Router, Node, Device Interface, and Network Interface.
  • Lab 5: Data Center Router.

Module 8: Branch Router

  • Configuration Templates.
  • Deploying a branch router using Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP).
  • Peer, Adjacency, and Neighborhood.
  • Lab 6: Branch Router.

Module 9: Routing

  • FIB, RIB, and Service.
  • Service routes.
  • Lab 7: Routing.

Module 10: Security Policies

  • Security Policies.
  • Lab 8: Security Policies.

Module 11: Upgrades

  • Upgrades.

Module 12: Multiple WAN Links

  • Service Policies.
  • Service Route Redundancy and Vectors.
  • Configuring and applying multiple paths from branch to data center.
  • Lab 9: Multiple WAN Links.

Module 13: High Availability

  • Conductor HA, VRRP, Dual Node, and Dual Router.
  • Lab 10: High Availability.

Module 14: Traditional Routing

  • Peering with a BGP Neighbor.
  • BGP over SVR.
  • Lab 11: Traditional Routing.

Module 15: Troubleshooting Using the GUI

  • Alarms and Events.
  • API.
  • Lab 12: Troubleshooting Using the GUI.

Module 16: Packet Captures and Session Captures

  • Packet Capture.
  • Session Capture.
  • Lab 13: Packet Captures and Session Captures.

Module 17: Logs

  • Service Architecture.
  • Conductor Logs and Router Logs.
  • Retrieving Logs and Save Tech-Support-Info.
  • Lab 14: Logs.

Module 18: Troubleshooting Peer Paths

  • Review of Peers, Adjacencies, and Neighborhoods.
  • BFD and NAT.
  • Lab 15: Troubleshooting Peer Paths.

Module 19: Troubleshooting Salt Connectivity

  • Review of ZTP and Salt.
  • Lab 16: Troubleshooting Salt Connectivity.


  • A: Troubleshooting Applications.
  • B: NAT.
  • C: WAN Assurance.

Juniper Session Smart SD-WAN Training Course Prerequisites

  • Basic networking knowledge
  • Basic TCP/IP skills
  • Familiarity with Linux

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